24-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Garrett continued to climb prospect charts in 2015 with a strong season at High-A Daytona. The former collegiate basketball player is now exclusively a baseball player, and that decision is bearing fr...
Garrett, 23, has a 2.00 ERA and 16:3 K:BB through 18 innings for Double-A Pensacola.
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Cincinnati Reds Roster
MajorsAdleman, Tim (P)
AAAAllen, Brandon (1B)
AAAstin, Barrett (P)
A+Aquino, Aristides (OF)
AArmstrong, Mark (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After three years of juggling his responsibilities as a pro baseball player and college basketball player, Garrett finally decided in August to give up the hardwood and "marry the game" of baseball. The decision came in the midst of an outstanding second half with Low-A Dayton, during which Garrett posted a 2.86 ERA, .190 BAA and 78:26 K:BB over 14 starts (72.1 innings), a significant improvement over his pre-All-Star break numbers (4.57 ERA, 49:25 K:BB). Standing 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, the athletic Garrett easily generates mid-90s velocity with his fastball, and there's hope that his curveball and changeup can develop more quickly with his focus shifted exclusively to baseball moving forward. The Reds were forced to add the lefty to their 40-man roster in November to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, and it's possible they could take a trial-by-fire approach to Garrett's development in 2015 to find out what he's truly made of.